The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Nissan Altima operated by 68-year-old Frederick Ogunyemi of Shreveport was traveling west on U.S. 80 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway into the median, struck a crossover and overturned several times.
“The president is talking about putting together a one trillion dollar infrastructure package,” Parish Engineer Butch Ford said Wednesday. “If the president comes down with a package that puts in another trillion, we want to be up there with our flag saying we want some money, too.
He went on to say, “We look forward to continue building on the success of the Parkway football program and we are excited to get started. Our vision is to love and coach the kids with everything we have. I am very thankful for the support of my family.
“Clearing and grubbing means the contractor will be cutting and removing trees and any other obstacles, like fences, that may be in the primary right-of-way of the new road,” Ford explained. “Part of this work will be putting up new fencing where required so utilities can be moved this summer to make room for the new road project.
The Bossier High School Jazz TAP Band has been helped along their musical journey to New York City by a number of local agencies and businesses, beginning with Bossier Federal Credit Union, who donated the initial $2,500 to be applied to funding the students’ trip.
The month of March kicked off with a celebration when five Bossier Parish schools were awarded the Path to Excellence designation by the Alliance for Education. This distinction singles out Bossier and Caddo schools ranking in the top quarter throughout the state based on strides made from the previous year.
The next time — God forbid — that a devastating flood takes place in Bossier Parish, or anywhere else in Louisiana, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office will be better prepared to handle any emergencies that might arise, thanks to the donation of two inflatable rescue boats.
Organizers expect to have more than 300 models on display along with displays from the Train Club. Organizers also expect more than 40 vendors to be on-hand with model kits and modeling tools along with train cars of assorted scales as well as electric train parts dealers.
Benton’s duties as a member of the executive board include meeting with members of the legislature to discuss legislation and business issues effecting police juries statewide. His election puts Benton in line to become president of the PJA..